Stanley ST-40-GFA-E Black/Yellow LPG Fan Heater 12.3kW
Fast, efficient heater
I bought this to heat my uninsulated single garage/workshop, replacing an electric heater which took a fall.
A couple of negatives first - so far I have never been able to let go of the ignition after the stated 30 seconds, but that could be due to slightly lower pressure from the 6kg gas cylinder I am using instead of the advised 13kg cylinder. On average I would say it has taken 90 to 120 seconds before I can let go of the ignition button. Secondly, while there is a variable control for the heat, it doesn't turn far before the flame goes out (this could also be related to my smaller gas bottle).
With that said, the good bits!
Over the past few days, I have gone to the garage and the thermometer has shown about 5C - less than ten minutes after turning on the heater, the thermometer has been over 20C. My 3kw electric heater never got the garage above 15C... and that was after an hour or so.
I looked around a lot before buying, and (at the time of purchase) this heater was a good Â£10 cheaper than any other similar one I could find.
Others have commented on the noise - forced air over a gas flame is never going to be quiet, but for a smaller area to heat, this heater is unlikely to be on all that long before it gets too hot for comfort! Some may see it as a pain turning the heater on and off, but the speed of heating up far outweighs having a thermostat on an electric heater that struggles to ever reach the desired temperature!
20 Feb 2015
great little heater
use this for heating my workshop, which is a converted garage . Within 10 mins its warm enough to take off coats and within 30 mins the place is quite toasty ,great. Now glues ,paint etc
dry as they should and the heater can be turned off . As somebody else said it is quite noisy and i find the radio being turned up.
1 Jan 2015
this was bought for a large garage and workshop and i was not sure if it was big enough.i have to say i am very impressed as this replaced a diesel space heater.so would highly recommend
1 Jan 2015
fast heat up
this wee heater gets my workshop warmed up really quick, 10 mins and its nearly time to takeoff my body warmer, great for heating the work shop when painting the garden furniture which i make.
8 Dec 2013